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A 36-year-old female asked:

hi, my brother is in the hospital with 4 blood clots in his lungs and very low blood platelets he 40 non smoker otherwise very healthy wha cud this b?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to say: For sure without more information. It is rare to get low platelets from consumption so i would think about an alternative process. One would be ttp. Another would be Heparin induced thrombocytopenia.

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